What’s the plan for Fall 2020?
In response to the uncertainty of many variables associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, fall 2020 classes will be offered primarily online with face-to-face instruction provided only when necessary. Specialized lab courses requiring a face-to-face component will be offered on campus but may also include online learning.
ECC is committed to offering programs and student support services in engaging online formats so you can move forward safely while staying close to home. Technology and online learning resources are available. See the Technology section below.
The fall semester begins on August 24. All on-campus coursework will be scheduled to conclude no later than Wednesday, November 25. Online coursework may continue through the end of the semester on Friday, December 18, 2020.
Need books and supplies for classes? The bookstore is open online and fulfills orders within 24 hours. Use the textbook lookup tab and choose shipping or on-campus curbside pick-up. Books for fall will be available beginning July 27.
ECC will continue to deliver a high-quality academic experience for students enrolled in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. Most classes will be offered entirely online. Some courses requiring an essential face-to-face component, such as on-campus lab work, will be provided as hybrid classes. This means a mixture of hands-on, face-to-face instruction and online learning. A small number of courses that do not lend themselves to online delivery may be held fully on-campus.
Students will be able to view schedule updates for face-to-face courses converted to online courses by Thursday, July 2. Schedule updates for students enrolled in on-campus specialized lab-based courses will be completed by Monday, July 20, to the extent possible. Sections will have a green star indicating format and meeting times that have been updated.
Campus Health & Safety
Face-to-face instruction will be conducted with protective measures in place, including regular sanitizing of college facilities and social distancing in accordance with federal and state guidelines. The college will provide necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), including hand washing and sanitizing products, and face coverings for students and faculty.
Sizes of Student Groups
To accommodate social distancing guidelines during face-to-face instruction, class sizes may be reduced, and additional lab sections may be added to accommodate smaller groups. In some cases, larger groups may be broken up in adjacent rooms.
Student Services & Faculty Office Hours
Since the onset of the pandemic, hundreds of students have utilized our student services remotely. This fall, the majority of student support services will remain remote, including tutors, career development services, wellness services, and more.
Faculty office hours will be delivered virtually during the fall semester.
To be successful in the online learning environment, students will need to be equipped with the necessary technology, such as a laptop or Chromebook, and access to the Internet. If you do not have access to these resources and need assistance, please contact the Library Circulation Desk at email@example.com for Chromebook requests and firstname.lastname@example.org for Wi-Fi hotspots.
Please note: The college's priority is to distribute resources to students who do not have access to online technology at home.